THIS WAS PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW! EMBOSSING POWDER – SEE END OF POST FOR FULL DETAILS
Hello, so good to see you over on the blog. Today’s project is part of my DT work for WOW! Embossing Powder. If you don’t follow WOW! or aren’t part of their Fan Facebook group, then you are missing out on the chance to take part in their monthly challenge. Each month there is a new challenge where you can enter to win £15 / $15 gift card to spend with WOW! Every month there is a new theme, and Februarys is hearts, pinks and reds. So for my inspiration card, I created an ink blend emboss resist background for the theme.
Of course, the theme was perfect for valentines day, but that’s been and gone, so I wanted to show you how easy it still is to create a card or project around this theme to enter before the end of the month. This card uses simple stamping with an acrylic block along with heat embossing and ink blending, but looks so beautiful anyone would question how you did it! Remember to head over to the WOW! Embossing fans Facebook page before the end of the month to enter your challenge entry!
Ink blended embossed resist background overview
Mount a selection of stamps from the Hello Sweet Friend stamp set onto various sized acrylic blocks. Using clear ultra slow drying embossing pad from WOW! embossing powders, randomly stamp the images onto a piece of white cardstock. Cover with rose gold embossing powder from WOW! as you go along to help you see where you have stamped.
Once the entire panel is covered, heat set with your heat gun. When the background has cooled, this will take a minute, start to blend It’s a girl ink from Catherine Pooler Designs onto your panel with an ink blending tool in circular motions. From the top, repeat this step using Party dress ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. For the middle, blend on Rose Petals ink from Catherine Pooler Designs blending this into your dark and lighter colours. You may wish to go back over with the other two colours to get a seamless blend.
After you have finished adding the ink, use a dry cloth to buff the heat embossed pattern to remove any excess ink off and brighten the embossing up. I was inspired by a recent video of Jennifer Mcguire where she cut up her stamped images (You can find that post here) and thought this background would be perfect for this technique. After trimming a small section of your background out, foam mount the two panels onto a white card base, making sure you have an 1/8 inch border.
To prevent any mistakes, use a stamp platform to stamp the small sentiment from the Hello Sweet friend stamp set directly onto the card base with Party Dress ink. If you, don’t have a stamp platform you can use your acrylic blocks. Next, add a layered white die cut ‘Hello’ from Birch Press designs and adhere to the front of the card. For a little added sparkle you can use your Wink of Stella Brush pen to colour the die cut. Lastly, to finish add few Soapy Bubbles sequins with Gina K Connect glue.
Supplies used for:
Supplies sent to me as part of my various Design teams creative work:
- Rose Gold WOW! Embossing powder
- Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad – WOW! Embossing powder
- Soapy Bubbles Confetti Mix – Trinity Stamps
- Hello – Birch Press Designs
- Connect Glue – Gina K Designs
Supplies purchased at my own expense:
- Hello Sweet Friend – Trinity Stamps
- It’s a girl ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
- Rose Petals ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
- Party Dress ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
- Ink blending tool and foam pad – Ranger Ink
- White cardstock
- Wink of Stella – zig Kuereteke
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Till next time,
*this post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powder. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control, producing projects I am proud of and with products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.